This section presents the procedures used in SMTP in several parts. First comes the basic mail procedure defined as a mail transaction. Following this are descriptions of forwarding mail, verifying mailbox names and expanding mailing lists, sending to terminals instead of or in combination with mailboxes, and the opening and closing exchanges. At the end of this section are comments on relaying, a note on mail domains, and a discussion of changing roles. Throughout this section are examples of partial command and reply sequences, several complete scenarios are presented in Appendix F.